“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Tinned / Canned soup „
I never used to be a big fan of soup but in the last couple of years I've started to have quite a lot of it. It works out to be a very cheap lunch as this can only costs between 45 and 60p. Quite often they have it on offer at 45p but other times it's on the shelf at 59p. If I start to like a particular food I will always try dropping a range to see what the product tastes like. For example I used to have Heinz soup but that's quite expensive for what it is so I tried out the Tesco own brand range and really like their soups so I stick to those now.
This potato and leek soup is lovely. It takes about 3 minutes to warm through on the hob and then it's ready! It has lots of lovely cubes of potato in it, not just mashed up bits of potato and bits of leek in there where you can actually tell that it's leek and not just mush. There's plenty of seasoning too, in fact I find it fairly salty. I love salty foods and quite often add salt to bland soups but I never add any to this soup so it's just right for me. It is low in calories, 160 kcal per 400ml can so it's good for people watching their weight. I also find it very filling, as though you've eaten a meal instead of just some soup. All in all a great, cheap, low calorie meal/snack.
I'm not soup's biggest fan, I often walk past it without a second glance in the supermarket. Put last week, I was pulled towards the mountains of cans packed onto the shelf. It was a little overwhelming, actually. All the different brands, flavours, price, special offers... I didn't know which to choose. I eventually settled on Tesco's own brand of Potato and Leek soup.
Opening the can, I was hit by the strong but pleasant smell of soup. Pouring into the pan, the consitantcy was quite thick. As the soup warmed, it thinned out but never became watery and runny.
The soup comes in 400g recyclable cans with a ring pull lid for ease. The label is quite simple, green with a picture of the soup and what looks to be a chalkboard behind it, stating the product name. On the back of that is the standard cooking instructions, ingredients and nutritional value.
Upon tasting, I was quite impressed for Tesco's own brand. It tasted creamy, and not as bland as I initially expected. The potato pieces were diced and very soft, you could see and taste the green bits of leek and herbs.
I don't usually find soup very filling but the generous amount of potato in this helped to hit the spot.
The nutrional value of this soup is okay, hitting just 80 calories (4%) for just half a can of soup, 2.6g of sugar (3%), 1.6g of fat (2%) and 1g of saturates (5%) but a whopping 1.6g (27%) of your daily intake of salt.
You can pick up this soup for just 52p, or on regular offer for 5 for £2.
Overall, I think this is excellent value for money and I will be buying this again in the near future.